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#2331776 - 07/05/17 07:09 AM 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers
Mr onetwo Offline
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Hey all, I took the trim off the tailgate of my RC and of course all the plastic retainers are broken.There are 3 different types involved and the parts catalog I have does not call out any of these retainers.LMC shows something in last years catalog, but it is discontinued in 2017.Does anyone have the OEM part numbers for these or a source.I have found the lower body side retainers...expensive but available.Thanks for your help!


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Edited by Mr onetwo (07/11/17 06:57 AM)

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#2334009 - 07/09/17 09:44 AM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
Mr onetwo Offline
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C'mon guys...nothin?

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#2334064 - 07/09/17 11:38 AM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
RUNCHARGER Offline
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Sorry: Those were hard to find 20 years ago.
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#2334186 - 07/09/17 02:46 PM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: RUNCHARGER]
Rhinodart Offline
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I still have a parts truck tailgate together with the trim and retainers, but I am pretty sure if I took it apart I would be in the same situation you are in. work


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#2334562 - 07/10/17 08:10 AM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
Mr onetwo Offline
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Registered: 03/02/17
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Loc: Coastal Maine
I was afraid that this was going to be a big problem.Does anyone have any ideas about mounting this trim a different way?

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#2335061 - 07/10/17 10:05 PM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
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I think you could find some of the skinny fasteners. I also have thought about using two thinner clips in place of one wide clip. You know, one at the bottom edge and one at the top edge of the molding. I've never done it but think it would work. I've been lucky enough to salvage enough of the originals to make it work on my last truck of that era.


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#2336692 - 07/13/17 09:00 PM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
badeeds Offline
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Registered: 04/28/08
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Loc: McKinney, TX
www.mopartruckparts.com has them listed.

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#2336817 - 07/14/17 07:14 AM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
Mr onetwo Offline
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Registered: 03/02/17
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Loc: Coastal Maine
Thank you ever so much!!!!!For anyone else I have attached a snip showing the parts in question.I am going to contact them and see if I can get ant sort of discount for the whole package.Thanks again for the tip "badeeds"!


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#2380397 - 10/01/17 11:53 PM Re: 1978 SE Tailgate Trim Retainers [Re: Mr onetwo]
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Mr onetwo So did they have all those clips??? I'm getting an SE and will order these just to have them.

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